Clear skies will hold in eastern KELOLAND this evening and tonight. Temperatures will once again fall below zero in eastern South Dakota with single digit lows being common by sunrise. Central and western KELOLAND will be a little warmer with lows in the single digits and low teens. Winds will be light at five to fifteen miles per hour, but they will create wind chills in the teens and twenties below zero in eastern South Dakota. Light snow will develop late tonight in western South Dakota.
The light snow will spread into central and eastern KELOLAND for Friday. Amounts will remain light as there is very limited moisture to work with. Expect less than an inch in eastern KELOLAND while a couple inches will be possible in western South Dakota. Temperatures will be slightly warmer with highs in the teens and twenties.
Another round of snow will gather for Saturday with amounts of one to three inches possible for the southern half of the area. There will be isolated four inch reports in south central and western KELOLAND. The Hills have a better chance to get heavier snow with six inches or more. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the Hills Friday night through early Sunday morning. Temperatures will remain very cold with highs in the single digits above and below zero in eastern KELOLAND. Central and western South Dakota will have highs near five (above).
Temperatures will slowly warm as we go through next week, but we’ll still remain below average through the seven day forecast.